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Doo Wop Discussion #11: Sea Shell Motel (Read 12105 times)
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Doo Wop Discussion #11: Sea Shell Motel
Aug 17th, 2007, 10:11am
 
Sea Shell Motel
250 Rio Grande Avenue  
Wildwood, NJ 08260  
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Up and down, up and down, up and down we travel through the Wildwoods, and after stopping at the Florentine in North Wildwood, it's time to head south to Wildwood where we find the Sea Shell Motel, directly across the street from the famous ice cream shoppe of the same name.
 
Located on Rio Grande Avenue one block from the beach, the Sea Shell Motel occupies some pretty valuable real estate, leading us to wonder how much longer this Wildwood icon will be with us.  Originally built in the 1940's and expanded throughout the years, the motel predates the golden age of Wildwood's Doo Wop but nonetheless belongs in a category with them.
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Reply #1 - Aug 17th, 2007, 4:54pm
 
classic WW hotel.. Its always a joy to see this place right in the heart of thngs..... Hope its here for years to come..
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Reply #2 - Aug 17th, 2007, 5:32pm
 
I believe it's still open year round.  I remember seeing a few cars in their lot on a few winter trips I made to Wildwood.  Were both sides there from the start?
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Reply #3 - Aug 17th, 2007, 8:19pm
 
My in-laws would stay at the Sea Shell in November or December for the American Legion convention. They always spoke very highly of it.
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Reply #4 - Aug 18th, 2007, 11:55am
 
Nice little place, worth a visit.
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Reply #5 - Aug 18th, 2007, 8:15pm
 
Somwhere in a brochure or catalog says Open All Year, Off Season $50.00           In Season $80.00
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Reply #6 - Aug 18th, 2007, 10:12pm
 
Motel is open all year, the ice cream part closes after labor day.
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Reply #7 - Aug 19th, 2007, 12:44am
 
I did a mosaic of its sign in 7th grade.
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Reply #8 - Aug 19th, 2007, 1:02am
 
I remember hearing that Sea Shell was for sale.  Does anyone know if that's the case, and if it is, whether it's the motel or the ice cream shoppe?  Do they share the same owner?
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Reply #9 - Aug 19th, 2007, 8:40am
 
Rob, I believe that the sea shell has been for sale for a few years now. Its kinda like what Duffys is doing.. Foe sale over the winter for an expensive price. If there are no bites, they open as usual next summer..
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Reply #10 - Aug 20th, 2007, 9:53am
 
I'm not sure I understand the logic of that plan, but at least it means the Sea Shell is still with us, just like Duffy's.  Does the same person own both Sea Shell businesses?
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Reply #11 - Aug 20th, 2007, 11:13am
 
inna nutshell... They are asking too much for th eproperty and if some developer is dumb enough to pay the asking they will retire. Otherwise its business as usual
 
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I'm not sure I understand the logic of that plan, but at least it means the Sea Shell is still with us, just like Duffy's.  Does the same person own both Sea Shell businesses?

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Reply #12 - Aug 21st, 2007, 12:18am
 
It seems that every motel/business is for sale during the off season.
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Reply #13 - Aug 21st, 2007, 9:26am
 
Good point.
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Reply #14 - Aug 29th, 2007, 11:21pm
 
An often overlooked and old motel down in the crest, the Blue Water would make for a good Doo Wop Discussion.
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